Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation and Motor Vehicles
Agency 30. Department of Transportation
4/8/2020

Chapter 630. Rules Governing Person with Disability Traffic Signs

24VAC30-630-10. Requests for signs.

A. Any person who is deaf, blind, or deaf-blind; any person with autism or an intellectual or developmental disability as defined in § 37.2-100 of the Code of Virginia; or the agent of any such person may submit a request to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) by filling out a Request for Person with Disability Sign Form and submitting the completed form to the local VDOT office in the area where the sign is requested. The submitted form must include (i) medical certification that such person meets the disability requirement and (ii) the location of the requested sign.

B. Signs shall conform to the edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) and the Virginia Supplement to the MUTCD in 24VAC30-315-10.

C. The requestor shall notify the VDOT office to which the original request was made of any change in circumstances such that the sign is no longer necessary (e.g., when the person with a disability relocates).

Statutory Authority

§ 46.2-830.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 3, eff. October 31, 2018.

24VAC30-630-20. Signs; type, size, color, location, and installation.

A. Signs warning drivers to be aware of persons with disabilities must be posted on a non-limited access highway maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and shall be installed in advance of the location where a person with a disability may be on or near the roadway, such that motorists may effectively perceive and respond to the signs.

B. The type, size, color, installation, and specific location of signs shall be determined at VDOT's discretion using engineering judgment in accordance with related VDOT procedures and regulations (including the MUTCD and the Virginia Supplement to the MUTCD as referenced in 24VAC30-630-10).

C. Signs warning drivers to be aware of persons with disabilities may not be posted:

1. Where any pedestrian activity is highly discouraged due to safety concerns.

2. Where they may conflict with, are redundant to, or in combination (e.g., on the same pole) with any other regulatory or warning signs.

3. Closer than 200 feet to any existing regulatory or warning signs.

4. At signalized locations such as crosswalks at intersections or pedestrian hybrid beacons. Requests concerning a person with a visual disability and the absence of accessible pedestrian signals at a particular traffic signal will be addressed separately.

5. At a crossing with an existing rectangular rapid flashing beacon. Requests concerning a person with a visual disability and the absence of audible information devices will be addressed separately.

6. At any location in which the presence of the sign would otherwise create a safety concern, in the discretion of VDOT.

Statutory Authority

§ 46.2-830.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 3, eff. October 31, 2018.

Forms (24VAC30-630)

Request for Person with Disability Sign Form (eff. 7/2018)



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